Construction mandated agencies

Find out if an organisation must comply with construction procurement policies

The Ministerial Directions for Public Construction Procurement apply to public construction procurement. You can find out more about what is included in public contraction at Defining public construction (Guidance 1.3b).

All Agencies, except for Excluded Entities, must comply with the Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement.

Organisations that must follow the Ministerial Directions

Organisations that must follow these Ministerial Directions are listed in this document. 


The Ministerial Directions define Excluded Entities as:

(i) any school council constituted under Part 2.3 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic)

(ii) any incorporated committee of management, unless the committee is listed in the Instructions

(iii) any class B cemetery trust constituted under section 6 of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2003 (Vic)

(iv) any 'registered unit' as defined in the Victoria State Emergency Service Act 2005 (Vic)

(v) any 'volunteer brigade' as defined in the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 (Vic).

Excluded Entities must undertake public construction procurement in accordance with the requirements established:

  • in respect of the Excluded Entities (i) to (iii), the Portfolio Department of the Excluded Entity
  • in respect of the Excluded Entities (iv) and (v), the Victoria State Emergency Service and Country Fire Authority respectively.

These VGPB policies relate to procurement of building and construction only. They do not apply to and goods and services, health related goods, services and equipment.

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Reviewed 07 October 2019

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